John Woodard

John "Woodie" Woodard retired from the Providence Fire Department in 2012 after more than twenty-one years of service, to embark upon a career in Accounting and Financial Planning.  While he earned his CPA* back in 1999 and worked as an accountant along side his father-in-law Gary Clark for all the years that he was concurrently on the department, it wasn't until towards the end that he discovered Financial Planning and realized his love for it.

 As a firefighter and a rescue officer, Woodie loved to help people.  He received many accomodations over the years for his service and was widely recognized for his competency as an EMT.  Always having an analytical and mathematical mind, he used those skills as the Treasurer of the Fire Department and helped them negotiate a contract that had gone far too long without a resolution.

 As a Investment Advisor, he continues this love of helping people and combining his mathematical abilities and analytical thinking to help people plan their financial futures and make their money work for them, so that they may enjoy a comfortable retirement and prepare a legacy for their children.

 He and Gary teamed up many years ago and started R. Gary Clark Associates, CPAs, an accounting partnership which they still run together.  They make a very good fit, as Gary is also a CPA*, in combination with having a JD in law which helps to further round out the services that they can offer together.

 Woodie decided to make an umbrella company with Woodard and Clark that would allow his clients an apportunity for "one-stop shopping" when it comes to taxes, financial planning, retirement planning, and legal services.

 In his free time, Woodie loves everything sports.  He is an avid golfer, soccer player and basketball player.  He loves to watch almost any sport on t.v. and he loves to cook.. 

He is married with two teenagers, two cats and a golden retriever.